Nursing Informatics

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Advanced education nurses with a Nursing Informatics specialty will be equipped to integrate relevant knowledge and skills related to healthcare informatics into practice and participate in interdisciplinary affiliations to positively influence patient outcomes.

All courses are online and clinicals can be arranged in your own community (in most cases). The interactive online classroom provides opportunities for active learning, discussion, problem solving, debating, critical thinking, research, networking, and community building.

This program prepares graduates to enhance the quality of patient care and outcomes through the development, implementation, and evaluation of health-related information management tools and systems using a variety of electronic methods.

▼   Nursing Informatics Curriculum

MSN Core Courses

  • NU 607 - Scientific Underpinnings of Advanced Nursing Practice 3 credits
  • NU 608 - Evidence-Based Practice and Quality Improvement in Health Care 3 credits
  • NU 610 - Healthcare Policy and Finance 3 credits
  • NU 613 - Organizational & Systems Leadership 3 credits

Nursing Informatics Specialty Courses

  • ISC 550 - Health Data Security and Computers (3 credit hours)
  • ISC 555 - Health Data Management and Decision Support Systems (3 credit hours)
  • NU 539 - Introduction to Nursing Informatics (3 credit hours)
  • NU 556 - Informatics and Quality of Care Improvement (3 credit hours)
  • NU 557 - Clinical Informatics Practicum I - 120 clinical hours (2 credit hours)
  • NU 558 - Seminar in Nursing Informatics (3 credit hours)
  • NU 559 - Clinical Informatics Practicum II - 120 clinical hours (2 credit hours)
  • NU 562 - Administrative Concepts & Resource Management Field Study - 60 field study hours (3 credit hours)
  • NU 565 - Nursing Administration Finance (3 credit hours)

RN to MSN students who are registered nurses with a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution in a non-nursing discipline must also complete the following courses.

RN-MSN Courses
CMN 411 - Nursing in Community Systems 4 credit hours
NU 404 - Evidence Based Practice & Informatics 3 credit hours
NU 410 - Concepts of Professional Nursing 6 credit hours

Contacts

Please feel free to contact Dr. Todd Harlan for more information about this specialty: tharlan@southalabama.edu.

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